The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 90
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90 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Joseph Neal, Jesse Page Deacons, Grand Prarie Church
John Wood, Fredrick Markley Deacons Lamalt1 " "
After the Church was constituted she Proseded
1st. Agreed to be known by the name of The Pilgrim Predes-
tinarian Regular Baptist Church.
2d. Appointed Brother Julious Christy Clerk, and adopted
rules of decorum for the government of the Church while in cession.
3d. Agreed that until the Church can have her regular, or,
stated Church meetings, to hold Church meetings whenever two
thirds of her members think it advisable and can be Present, but
not less than two thirds can be a corum to do business at any other
but her stated meetings.
Rules of Decorum.
1st. Church meeting shall be opened and closed by Prayr.
2d If there be not a stated moderator, There shall be one ap-
pointed by the suffrage of the members Present, and it shall be the
duty of the moderator to keep the church in order, attend fairley
to all questions before her and announce her d [ec]issions. Report
any member immediately to the Church, who will not submit to
order when Called on. Any member may Call to order. The mod-
erator shall deside on Points of order, yet any member may appeal
from his judgments to the Church, who shall settle the Point in
dispute. The moderator shall not vote, except in the case of a
tie to give the casting vote. He has a right to give his views on
any subject, by calling on some member to keep order.
3d Visiting brethren in union with us, of our faith and order
who are in good standing in their Churches, shall be invited to
seats with us in Council
4th A door shall be opened for the reception of members when-
ever it may be thought nessosary.
5th Refferences shall be taken up and attended to
6th The door shall be opened for matters of Dealing where the
gospel order has [not?] been attended to, or any thing that is like
to marr the Peace of the Church. If there be nothing of that na-
ture, Then any other business nessesary to be attended to.
7th. But one Person shall Speak at a time, who shall arise from
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908, periodical, 1908; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101045/m1/94/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.